Latest South Australian Coroners Court finding on case of 11 month old Olivia Johnson who died of hypernatraemic dehydration due to gastroenteritis.
Here is LINK TO FINDING
Take home messages for the GP :
- In remote areas, think about what is backup plan if things deteriorate
- beware the premature infant with gastroenteritis
- If in doubt, check the electrolytes
- Consider when oral rehydration solutions may in fact worsen dehydration states